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  • Beware of Social Media while claiming Long-term Disability Benefits

    June 30, 2018

    Most of us are regular users of various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc where we share a lot of personal information. When serious accidents occur, it’s only natural that friends and family-members express concern and we engage in conversations with them. We may also play some of the games available on these platforms to while away the time. What we don’t realize is that today, insurance-companies have discovered that these places can be hunting grounds for their investigators and claims adjusters whose focus is on protecting the company’s interests.

    Today, social media posts are scanned and trawled by insurance-companies for any information regarding their clients. Innocent remarks like “I’m much better” or “I’m fine thanks” can be interpreted as information about your health. If you’re claiming long term disability but posted photos of yourself enjoying a drink with friends or attending a family event, these can jeopardize your claim.   Your claim could be rejected or disputed on various other technical grounds. For instance, if your social media platform reveals that you play a lot of on-line games, your insurance-company can use this as evidence that you are capable of taking up an on-line job and earn some income. This makes it difficult to make a valid claim of long term disability.

    An experienced personal injury lawyer with expertise in long-term disability claims can give you the right advice and assistance. They can safeguard your rights and entitlements and ensure that you are vigilant about your social media presence and what it conveys.

  • Beware of Social Media while claiming Long-term Disability Benefits

    June 30, 2018

    Most of us are regular users of various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc where we share a lot of personal information. When serious accidents occur, it’s only natural that friends and family-members express concern and we engage in conversations with them. We may also play some of the games available on these platforms to while away the time. What we don’t realize is that today, insurance-companies have discovered that these places can be hunting grounds for their investigators and claims adjusters whose focus is on protecting the company’s interests.

    Today, social media posts are scanned and trawled by insurance-companies for any information regarding their clients. Innocent remarks like “I’m much better” or “I’m fine thanks” can be interpreted as information about your health. If you’re claiming long term disability but posted photos of yourself enjoying a drink with friends or attending a family event, these can jeopardize your claim.   Your claim could be rejected or disputed on various other technical grounds. For instance, if your social media platform reveals that you play a lot of on-line games, your insurance-company can use this as evidence that you are capable of taking up an on-line job and earn some income. This makes it difficult to make a valid claim of long term disability.

    An experienced personal injury lawyer with expertise in long-term disability claims can give you the right advice and assistance. They can safeguard your rights and entitlements and ensure that you are vigilant about your social media presence and what it conveys.